Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – King’s Bakery Bread Pudding From Kauai’s Old Plantation Days

Week 2—King’s Bakery Bread Pudding!


King’s Bakery Bread Pudding Recipe

(Originally named after the original Hawaiian Sweet Bread Bakery)

  • 1# loaf King’s Bakery sweet bread (You can use any kind of Hawaiian sweet bread available)
  • 9 eggs beaten
  • 1 ½ blocks butter or margarine
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • cinnamon (to your taste)
  • nutmeg (to your taste)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • raisins (to your taste)
  • macadamia nuts (optional)


Melt butter, sugar, and milk. Break the sweet bread into large pieces in greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle raisins (and nuts if used) over bread pieces. Let the melted butter mixture cool until warm. Add the eggs (make sure mixture is not too hot, or else it will curdle). Add vanilla and pour over bread (use a small cup to pour evenly over bread). Sprinkle top with cinnamon and nutmeg. Let it stand for ten minutes to allow top bread to absorb milk mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Knife inserted will come out clean when done.

As mentioned in my first recipe blog, Hawaii is a wonderful mix of cultures and each of these peoples brought with them their customs and foods. The early plantation days saw these combining cultures creating foods that are unique only to Hawaii.

We thank these early pioneers who planted and nurtured these plantation fields and created many of these amazing recipes. Because we have this rich Hawaiian heritage, I started this running blog that features recipes with a Hawaiian flair. If you love collecting recipes, please check back, so that you can collect your favorites.


These will be recipes I’ve gotten from old Hawaiian cookbooks, family, and friends that have been willing to share their family “secrets.” I’m going to try to limit these recipes to those with ingredients that can be found almost anywhere, so don’t worry, you won’t have to shop for Poi, or other food items that you can only find here in Hawaii!

Collecting and sharing recipes of Hawaii is our hobby, but our passion is helping people with their real estate needs. Hawaii offers some of the most beautiful islands in the world and we believe Kauai has some of the very best real estate available. My sister and I work as a team to help people make their dreams come true. Please contact us with your real estate needs, we are here to assist.

Ilona Coffey, RS

Lucy Adams, RS

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5 Responses to “Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – King’s Bakery Bread Pudding From Kauai’s Old Plantation Days”

  1. Judy Shiroma
    July 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    Hi Lucy! Great post! King’s Bakery bread pudding… mmmmm. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. xenira
    July 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Wow, I can almost taste that! Sounds so good. I love King’s bread all by itself, but this must be amazingly delish! I’ll see what’s cookin’ next week. :)

  3. Ken Molina R(S)
    July 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    I have to try this one too! Thanks Lucy.

  4. Lucy
    July 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    I’m finding some good local-style recipes and it’s fun sharing them. Thanks for the nice comments and let me know how they taste! Lucy

  5. Gary Siracusa
    July 12, 2011 at 7:08 am #

    Not lo-cal however dessert shouldn’t be! Pour a little chocolate caramel sauce over it and it’s tip top.

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